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- LEGAL SEPARATION WITH MINOR CHILDREN
- LEGAL SEPARATION WITHOUT MINOR CHILDREN
- LEGAL SEPARATION AMENDMENT
- LEGAL SEPARATION RESPONSE
- MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
- MORE ABOUT LEGAL SEPARATION
- MORE DIVORCE / LEGAL SEPARATION RELATED SERVICES
The We The People Legal Separation with Minor Children Package can be used to obtain a legal separation when the parties have children together or the wife is pregnant. This Package is appropriate whether or not you have property or debts that you and your spouse need to divide.
The We The People Legal Separation without Minor Children Package can be used to obtain a legal separation when you and your spouse have no children together and the wife is not pregnant. This Package is appropriate whether or not you have property or debts that you and your spouse need to divide.
The We The People Legal Separation Response Package can be used to respond if you have been served with a Petition for Legal Separation. Once you have been served with a Petition, you have 30 days to let the Court know if you want to be a full participant in the legal separation process. You may want to do this even if you agree with everything the Petition says.
The We The People Legal Separation Amendment can be used if changes are needed on forms that have already been served on the other party or have already been filed in court.
Essentially any document filed with the court prior to the entry of Judgment can be amended. The amendment could be due to a clerical or typographical error, or simply a change in the terms of an agreement. If a document or form is changed, then usually it has to be re-served or re-filed just as the original documents was served or filed.
The Court will only allow you to amend your Petition once without getting permission from the Judge in advance. Obtaining the permission for a second amendment is not something that We The People will be able to assist you with.
The We The People Marital Settlement Agreement can be used for either a divorce or legal separation when you and your spouse want to finalize the division of property and debts and/or spell out the terms of any child custody, visitation, or support agreements.
* The fees above do not include filing, recording, or courier service fees.
Legal separation, unlike a divorce, does not result in ending a marriage. This process is for couples that wish to separate, but do not desire to end the marriage, and establish an agreement on parenting, property distribution, and financial responsibilities. Some couples prefer legal separation over divorce for religious reasons. However, legal separation at its conclusion does not end a marriage, and as a result legally separated (but not divorced) couples can't marry someone else.
A written legal separation agreement addresses issues such as parenting, spousal support, children support, division of property and payment of debts. When both parties agree on these issues, the legal separation is considered "uncontested."
To obtain a legal separation, the required paperwork will have to be filed with the appropriate court, beginning with a petition (or complaint), by one or both parties.
A judge grants legal separation after the necessary paperwork has been completed and submitted, any required waiting periods have lapsed, and all required appearances before the judge are completed. In some cases it may not be necessary to be physically present in the court to get a legal separation. However, this is up to the court and depends on the issues being considered.